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Welcome to Oil Sands Technology. On this site you will find information on the technical aspects of oil sands mining through our technical articles and reviews. Topics covered include oil sands tailings, reclamation, health and safety, and mine roads. You can also browse through our related technology sites for more information such as environmental aspects of mining, mine geology, and mining law and policy.
Oil sands air emissions linked to serious health problems Tuesday, April 01, 2014 Just when the Canadian oil sands have passed with flying colours a test that showed no links between the industry and an increased cancer rate in adjacent aboriginal communities, a new study warns odours from these operations do cause health problems.read more »
Peace River Oilsands Hearing: Engineer Says Vapours From Site Tuesday, January 21, 2014 Hearings have begun in northwestern Alberta about odours blamed on oilsands operations that have driven families off their land. Residents of two tiny communities near Peace River are concerned over the way Baytex Energy has operated its oilsands extraction process in the area.read more »
Athabasca Oil Sands: A blessing or nuisance? Tuesday, July 16, 2013 Athabasca oil sand deposit (AOSD) is world's largest unconventional reserves of crude bitumen with a potential of about 1.69 trillion barrels of crude bitumen making up 98% of the total Canadian oil reserves.read more »